20 November 2012

Nigeria: Protesting Students Shut Down University of Abuja Campus

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University of Abuja protest

Engineering students of the University of Abuja yesterday disrupted academic activities at the main campus of the university, protesting non-accreditation of their programme.

The students locked the main gate of the campus as early as 8.00 am preventing students from entering and refusing all advances of peace from the management.

200 level students, who were expected to commence their exa-minations, could not write their papers but their colleagues at the mini-campus in Gwagwaladu successfully wrote theirs.

The students protested for more than eight hours, forcing management of the university to hold an emergency meeting at the house of the Vice-chancellor Professor James Adelabu.

The university's spokesman Waziri Garba told Daily Trust that the management had decided to continue to observing the students while exploring dialogue.

Federal Government suspen-ded three programmes of the university- Veterinary Medicine, Medicine and Engineering. Since then both programmes with the exception of Engineering have made progress with regards to getting accreditation from their professional bodies.

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